Count de Rochambeau

Birth: 1725

Death: 1807

Occupation: General

A hero of the American War of Independence, Rochambeau was supportive of the early Revolution and he was made a Marshal of France in 1791. He resigned after several defeats to the Austrians in 1792, and was then arrested during the Terror.

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1792

25 May: Revolutionary France Faces Military Disaster

After much triumphalist rhetoric in Parisian political circles ahead of France's declaration of war against Austria on 20 April 1792, the harsh...

Rochambeau wearing the sash of the Order of Saint Louis

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